Teleri-Siân is a solo pianist. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, she has performed as both recital and concerto soloist throughout Europe, in Hong Kong and in the United States.
". . . I can not just sit down at the piano and play, I always feel the need to break the ice. You don’t know me, you don’t know what to expect, and that feeling that performances have to be all formal and serious still seems to hover over audiences. There is nothing I love more than feeling my audience relax, either through the opening notes of a familiar piece of music or as I talk about the pieces that I’m playing and what they mean to me. My performances will always be tailored to my audience, but rarely without an unexpected twist!"
In recent years Teleri-Siân has developed a keen interest in playing new piano works. Composer Anwen Lewis’s Fantasia was commissioned for her to perform, and a recent highlight – before the pandemic – has been the opportunity to perform the world première of Nicholas Simpson’s Piano Concerto.
‘I absolutely love this piece, it was such fun to play! I am really hoping that I’ll get the opportunity to play it again some day’.
She is currently recording Bachaianas Mancuniensis by the same composer, a contemporary take on a Bach Suite. (You can watch this progress via the Soundcloud link on the Audio page.)
Teleri-Siân also thoroughly enjoys teaching piano, inspiring others. She teaches at Bangor Univeristy, Junior RNCM and Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias (William Mathias Music Centre) where she was recently instrumental in establishing the Denbighshire branch.
Teleri-Siân is also a linguist. She has a Masters Degree in Modern Languages from the University of Manchester, and she speaks Welsh, English, French and Italian. She lives in North Wales with her husband, her two young children and their cat.